Teen dating violence is a pervasive problem that call also be deadly.
It is vital that we ask Congress to address teen dating violence and to make education on healthy and dangerous relationships a priority and a reality in all middle schools and high schools.
In fact, abusive relationships often start as emotionally or verbally abusive and can quickly escalate into physical or sexual violence.
You do not deserve to feel disrespected or unsafe in your relationships.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 72 percent of 8th and 9th graders report "dating." By the time these students get to high school, more than half of them say they see dating violence among their peers.
We need to create a national, comprehensive teen dating abuse curriculum and introduce it to children before they begin dating and developing unhealthy relationship habits.
In a healthy relationship: – Both partners are happy and want to put effort towards maintaining what they have.None of us could have imagined that she was being abused on a daily basis for almost six months.